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The endangered art of
Cantonese opera.
A master of operatic drag
comes to UBC. Page 6
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top: UBC forward Elise Milosevich, whose 12 regular season
goals led the Canada West Conference, scored for UBC in
the first minute of yesterday's gold medal match against the
Alberta Pandas, keying the Thunderbirds to a 6-0 win to claim
their 12th national championship, left: Kira Graham hugs a
teammate after their win. above: The victorious team.
— ^ake it an even dozen for the
women's field hockey team.
The UBC Thunderbirds emphatically proved that they were the top
team in Canada, defeating the University
of Alberta Pandas 6-0 in the gold medal
game Sunday to claim their 12th CIS
"This is a team that really plays well
"Ever since our preseason trip to Argentina, they have being getting strong
as a group and it really showed today."
There were so many outstanding performances," said head coach Hash Kanjee,
who won his seventh championship as
UBC coach.
The national championship, UBC's
first since 2006, once again gave the T-
Birds the aU-time lead in CIS titles, after
UVic tied the T-Birds with their eleventh
The top-ranked T-Birds advanced to
the final with 3-1 victories over Guelph
and Alberta, a 4-1 victory over Toronto,
and a 1-1 draw against Victoria. The
Vikes, perennially a tough team for UBC
to play against, were upset by Alberta
1-2 on Saturday, paving the way for the
Thunderbirds to face the Pandas in the
In the final, UBC showed no mercy to
their Panda foes, with CIS Tournament
all-star forward Elise Milosevich scoring
her second goal of the tournament and
13th goal of the season just one minute
into the game to give the T-Birds the
lead. Robyn Pendelton, who was awarded the Tournament MVP after the game,
scored again for UBC ten minutes later,
and from there the rout was on.
"They were on fire today, they were
really moving the ball well," said Kanjee.
"It took the pressure off early and after
that we got into a groove and we did the
right things and I'm really happy for
CIS Rookie of the Year Abigail Raye
scored two additional goals for UBC,
while Whitney Kroll and Kira Graham
also added markers for the T-Birds, who
finished off the 2009 season with an
overall record of 14-2-1.
"It's a pretty good way to finish a
season. As a team we did really well and
we finished our opportunities, which
ultimately made all the difference," said
"This is the game we've been
dreaming of." vl
AMS President Blake Frederick and UBC
President Stephen Toope met on Friday
and made steps toward reconciling their
issues regarding the underground bus loop
Two weeks ago, the AMS pre-emptively
released a press release that told students
that the underground bus loop project
was cancelled due to TransLink not being
able to finance their side ofthe partnership. The AMS also demanded that the
university come forward with the amount
of money spent on the project.
Toope's response to the press release
was unusually strong and condemning.
At AMS Council last Wednesday Council
voted against censuring Frederick for
sending out the press release and acting
unprofessionaUy on behalf of the student
body. The motion failed, with 17 for and
21 against.
Frederick told The Ubyssey that the
45-minute conversation with the university
president went well.
"It was positive," Frederick said. "The
conversation was as I expected, that both
myself and the president were both willing
to move past the issue ofthe underground
bus loop, so we both made a commitment
to do that.
"Obviously we have had differing opinions...but in the end the underground bus
loop will be canceled and we need to work
The presidents talked about a number
of issues, including the Olympics and the
SUB Renew project.
"I did express to President Toope that
I was equally disappointed that the SUB
negotiations were taking as long as they
have," said Frederick, adding that they
mutually set a timeline in order to get
negotiations moving forward.
President Toope declined comment, but
his Executive Assistant Gerald Calderon
said that the letter Toope issued to the
AMS spoke for itself and that he is looking
forward to working with the AMS on the
SUB Renew project.
The AMS has hired Isabel Ferreras as this
year's AMS Elections AcLministrator to
organize January's AMS elections.
Ferreras, a fourth-year International
Relations student minoring in French, said
that the AMS is discussing changes to its
electoral reform procedures, two of which
could see the return of slates and the abolition of paper ballots.
"What I would like to see is strong
clarification in these code changes so there
is little room for ambiguous interpretation
of them," said Ferreras, adding that she is
focusing on hiring an elections committee
at the moment.
"[My committee and I] will work hard to
serve in the interests of students who want
a fair, well-organized, and well-attended
election. And I sincerely hope that this
would apply to any student," she added.
The nomination period for candidates
opens November 30 and closes in January.
Full disclosure: before being hired by the
AMS, Ferreras was a long-time Ubyssey staff
member and administrative assistant. We
expect to see her returned at the end of her
tenure in full working condition, with no
physical or structural damage, lest the AMS
have to pay for a replacement Ferreras. Plus
we charge 50 cents/km after 100km
Last Thursday, students from UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College participated in
a provincial protest on high tuition rates,
reported Kelowna Capital News.
"We're trying to spread the message that
there are a lot of students that are facing
high debt loads across Canada," UBC-O Students Union External Coordinator Spencer
Robins told Kelowna Capital News.
Students are lobbying for the provincial
government to reduce tuition, textbook,
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Students chase sustainability dreams
Commerce committee pushes for a greener curriculum at UBC
When Jennifer Matchett says things
need to change, she means business.
Matchett is the co-director of the
Commerce Undergraduate Society's
committee on sustainability. She
is one of several students at the
Sauder School of Business who want
their curriculum to include more
dialogue about environmentally
"We feel that the major players in
any environmental movement are
corporations," said Matchett. "If they
don't change, nothing's really going
to change."
Business students gathered on
November 6 at the Liu Institute for
Global Issues for the second annual
Chasing Sustainability Conference.
Along with guest speakers, they discussed strategies for going beyond
"green-washing" and striving toward
ecologically responsible businesses
Brian Grant, an attendee and
fourth-year Accounting student, said
he started thinking about ethical
business practices after watching a
hard-hitting documentary called The
Corporation, which compared corporations to psychopaths.
"Nowadays, people are reacting to
the fact that businesses have a bad
rap," said Grant.
Despite the crisp collars, neat ties
and professional footwear, the event
did not look like a usual conference.
Students were not offered routine
nametags—instead, they sipped on
personalized mugs. Guest speakers
were given small saplings as tokens
of appreciation, and the large windows of the seminar room provided
views ofthe surrounding forest.
Commerce's student committee on sustainability is encouraging dialogue on environmental issues, gerald deo photo/the ubyssey
But John Robinson, a professor
from the Institute for Resources,
Environment and Sustainability,
challenged the students to go beyond
Robinson said Vancouver is full of
environmentally-focused but disintegrated plans, policies, programs and
strategies, which he referred to as
"islands of sustainability in a swamp
of standard operating procedures
and Tjusiness as usual.'"
"As long as they remain little isolated examples that we can feel good
about, we fail," he said. "We don't
have time to be modest...we need
to be as transformative as quickly as
possible, because the consequences
of not doing so are dire."
Much of the discussion centered
on creating long-term visions.
"There's no shortcut to sustainability,"  said Sandy Treagus,  the
CFO of Mountain Equipment Co-op.
Treagus offered lessons learned
from his company, which grew from
a small collective started by UBC students in the 70s to the national chain
it is today.
"You can box well above your
weight if people trust your brand,"
said Treagus, who stressed the value
of authenticity and accountability.
Katie Laufenberg, a technical
analyst for the Pembina Institute,
encouraged students to be more
assertive. "Be really critical of your
future employers. Interview them,"
she said. "If you don't feel a moral
connection to what that business is
doing, then maybe that isn't where
you should be."
Indeed, the youth involved with
CUS sustainability have managed to
make some big differences at their
own business school.
The group has been working with
faculty and the undergraduate office
to integrate sustainability studies
within the Bachelor of Commerce degree. A new academic concentration
in Business and Sustainability now
allows Sauder students to earn up to
12 credits from a variety of both Commerce and non-Commerce electives.
Before this year, Business and
Sustainability Development (COMM
495) was the only environmentally
focused Commerce course. The committee has successfully pushed
for a new course, Corporate Social
Responsibility and Business Ethics
(COMM 486C), which begins this
"Our main goal is to eventually
have sustainability incorporated into
all options at Sauder," said Matchett.
"Eventually it should just be what we
learn. It should just be the norm." va
AMS: spare the rod and spoil the child
Blake Frederick's survival of a censure at last week's AMS Council
meeting sent the wrong message to
the executive—and to himself.
It says that the status quo is acceptable and that Council will quickly
forgive individuals for their irresponsible actions—it is not and we should
The AMS has a history of rolling
over when it comes to executives who
are out of line. Who can forget last
year's VP External, Stefanie Ratjen?
When an executive of a multimillion-
dollar organization, representing
tens of thousands of stake holders, is
caught on video inciting a riot [sic],
disobeying lawful orders, blocking
firemen, and finally being dragged
off into a cop car, they are fired
If they have any respect for their organization, they resign or step down.
But in the AMS, nothing happens.
The censure motion on Wednesday
was a message to AMS executives
that they need to be held responsible
for their actions.
Frederick is not entirely to blame,
and it is a true shame that all of it
has fallen on his shoulders. In all my
time being involved at UBC, I have
never met anyone who is more passionate about student issues and willing to go to bat for students. It's how
he steps up to the plate that needs to
The debate on Wednesday was
really about how our entire executive
handles their external relationships.
These relationships are primarily the
responsibility of Frederick and Tim
Chu, the VP external. Their strategy
thus far has largely been to rub it in
the university's face as a "victory"
when students are successful, and
to whine about lack of consultation
when we don't get our way. The absurd belief of these executives seems
to be that if students—who the AMS
are not an accurate representation
of—had been "properly" consulted,
there would be no bus loop, tuition
fees would be $0, the NDP would
have won every seat in the provincial
election, and the Iraq war wouldn't
have happened (we actually voted on
that one in 2003). This approach is
childish and disrespectful. It creates
a relationship that is hostile and antagonistic, leading to fewer returns
for students.
Is no one concerned that our VP
external's door and room are filled
with anti-Olympic stickers and posters? You should consider that he is
the chief contact for all things Olympic. How would you feel if your prof
had an "I Hate Students" sticker on
their door or UBC President Stephen
Toope had a "No Students" sign outside his office? How hypocritical are
we? It is especially pungent coming
from Chu, whose only semblance of
a policy has been about equity.
What about giving those who support the Olympics (as I believe most
UBC students do) an equal chance
and not shoving partisan positions
in the face of those who walk into the
external office; positions that have
not been supported by Council? How
equitable is it to block university
administrators from presenting at
You can believe whatever you
want about any number of issues
happening at our school. But if you
are elected by students at UBC, you
need to make this place better for
them. It is clear that the "injurious
and destructive" (Toope's words, not
mine) tactics used by Chu and Frederick are not working for students.
It's time for them to put down the
toys, grow up, pick up the phone, and
start to make things better. tl
Editor's Note: Geoff Costeloe is a student senator who sits on AMS Council
and vice-Chair ofthe UBC Vancouver
Is no one concerned
that our VP external's door and room
are filled with anti-
Olympic stickers
and posters?...How
would you feel if
your prof had an "I
Hate Students" sticker on their door?
on the
by Al Gore
A passionate environmentalist
and fan of trail mix bars, professor
Tina Loo is fascinating. Apart from
teaching History 105—a course
that analyzes climate change from
a historical perspective—Loo has
taken an international look at sustainability issues.
Loo was asked by former US
presidential candidate Al Gore to
be one of his representatives on
the Alliance for Climate Protection
in Canada. In relation to Gore,
who addresses climate change on
an international level, Loo does so
microcosmically; she goes out to
Canadian communities and talks
to them about the effects of climate
change. According to Loo, she has
lectured audiences ranging from
group of nuns in inner-city Calgary
to school teachers in Richmond.
When asked why she dedicates
so much of her time addressing
the issue of climate change, Loo
modestly replied, "It's been very
rewarding for me because I think
I've learned a whole lot, and there
have been times that I learn more
than I impart...There continues to
be a great deal of interest [for sustainability], especially as we are
leading into Copenhagen [the UN
conference on climate change] in
According to Loo, although she
always felt connected to the environment, it was ultimately a backpacking trip around the world that
changed her outlook on life. Upon
viewing how the very existence of
people living in nations such as
Nepal depended on the elements,
she realized how globally pertinent climate change was. Since
then, Loo has sought to encourage
positive and responsible attitudes
towards climate change awareness and sustainable living.
Raised in Southern Ontario, Loo
is most fond of Montreal. However, she is also quite attached to
Vancouver and UBC—which, in her
opinion, is a leader among Canadian post-secondary institutions
for its promotion of sustainability.
Loo is also the Canada Research Chair in Environmental
History, tl UBYSSEY.CA/NEWS/2 0 0 9.11.0 9
UBC students design pavilion for 2010 Olympics
It's hard to imagine downtown Granville Street free of construction and
alive with light, but that's what UBC
architecture and planning students
did in the first annual 24-hour Space-
makers' competition.
The 24-hour design session, or
24-hour charette, consisted of interdisciplinary architecture student
teams designing a rain-proof, bright,
and lively pavilion to be erected in
Downtown Vancouver for the 2010
Olympics. The event was held at the
Lasserre Building and ended at 9am
Monday morning.
"Our main focus is publicity. We
want to use it as a chance to showcase the great talents we have at
UBC," said Brady Del Rosario,
founding director of Spacemakers,
which is a student initiative led by a
committee and the UBC Architecture
Student Society (ARCHUS) in support
of UBC School of Architecture and
Landscape Architecture and Tendu
Stretch Ceiling Group.
"It's exciting, and it's a really good
opportunity to spread the word of
UBC architecture around the world,"
said Stewart Burgess, co-organizer
of Spacemakers and VP external for
The winning pavilion will be
erected on Granville Street between
Dunsmuir and Georgia. This is an
area that will be vehicle-free 24/7
during the two-and-a-half week Olympic period, where it is estimated that
over 6000 people per hour will be
walking and bustling through the
site. The 600ft square block of Granville Street is historically part of the
"Great White Way" neon district.
"The basic idea is to provide some
light and rain cover for people on the
street," said Del Rosairo. "We don't
want 6000 miserable people walking
in the streets in the rain."
"[It will be] a pavilion that shelters people, enlightens evenings,
and provides them with an exciting experience," said Del Rosario.
Architecture and Landscape Architecture students participated in a 24-hour competition to design a pavilion for the 2010 Olympic Games, kathy yan u photos/the ubyssey
"And I hope they remember UBC for
designing it."
"We're going to target sustainability," said Mehdi Hashemi, a
third-year Architecture student and
one ofthe students competing in the
event. The materials required were
mostly recyclable, such as plywood
for structure and sandbags as foundation weight.
"It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to introduce, at least, UBC to the
world," said Hashemi's teammate,
Architecture student Arash Atash.
"As students it's a big thing for all of
us to be actually part of [the] Olympics," he said.
"[The Olympics] are starting to
get so close...this is a chance to
have an effect and be involved in
the Olympics, and the fact that [the
pavilion] will actually be built, that's
really exciting," said Jamie Johnson,
a second-year Landscape Architecture student.
The teams stayed up overnight to
complete their projects. Winners will
be announced on November 16 by a
panel of multi-disciplinary judges, tl
UBC Engineers showcase robotics
"It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to introduce...UBC to the world. As students it's
a big thing for all of us to be actually part of
[the] Olympics."
—Arash Atash,
Architecture student
On Saturday, UBC Engineering students held
an open house to showcase their projects.
They offered demonstrations and hands-on
trials at the Fred Kaiser Building, allowing
attendees to observe robots such as the
"Mondo Spider" and "Rosie the Robot," as
well as experience an earthquake, hear from
students who worked in Africa and more. Attendees were offered a barbecue lunch and
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cTis the season of giving
A guide to gifting
for the folks you love
(and love to hate)
That time of year is fast approaching.
The season where jack-o-lanterns
give way to fake snow, orange leaves
turn to brown sludge and shopping
lists replace reading lists. Whether
you have to buy one gift or twelve,
you should probably start thinking
early. You have two months left to
write your papers, study for your exams, pack for the trip home and fight
the crowds on the downtown strip.
Easy enough, right?
"A white American Apparel deep
V-neck? How original. It'll match the
other three you got me for our last
anniversary, our subsequent breakup and that time I took you back! I'll
keep it in my hope chest!"
"It's the mug. That I got for you
lastyear. It's even in the same wrapping paper. I always knew I had great
You want unique gifts that seem
like it took you a lot of time and
thought. If you truly care, you may
want to make a gift for your special
someone(s). But ifyou're limited by
time or talent, you may want to go
another route. Nothing says "I love
you" like personal hand-crafted gifts
made by someone else!
Vancouver is a crafty city. We're
hip. We're green. We're industrious
and full of talented people. Whether
it's a hipster that turns bottle caps
into pendants, a mother that turns
wool into vases or a pair of sisters
that turns kimonos into clutches,
you're sure to find them in Van.
Throughout the year, these artisans
sell their wares at online stores, local boutiques and monthly shows.
As the holiday season gets going,
other crafters from all over Canada
and beyond converge to duke out for
market supremacy. You can feel better about yourself by buying locally,
even if the artist did come in from
Nova Scotia.
While there will certainly be a
table of doilies, fudge and homemade
preserves, you're just as likely to find
hand-tooled leather cuffs, laser cut
pendants, hand-felted voodoo dolls
and bondage gear. Some ofthe entries
are sure to baffle you, but that's half
the fun. Ideally you'll finish all of your
holiday shopping in one go while supporting boutique artists. At minimum
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you'll figure out a new way to display
your jewelry or wrap your gifts.
Does walking around a convention
centre seem like too much work for
you? Or maybe you have to purchase
something for dear Aunt Doris who's
allergic to synthetics, a practicing
vegan and has a yen for steampunk?
Vancouver only has so many crafters
on the market, so choices are admittedly limited.
Etsy provides an online global flea
market for you to peruse. Search for
handmade items, vintage trinkets or
components for your own craft projects. Be sure to browse the featured
artists and items for super-simple
shopping. You can bet most people
won't be putting purple heartwood
teardrop earrings under the tree.
And if you're feeling particularly
rakish, you can remove the labels
and pretend you made it yourself.
December is the season to re-gift, just
make sure you do it well.
Is the vendor you love sold out
of that one gift you need? Will your
super picky 'friend' only accept that
necklace if it came in a different colour? Click "custom" in the site's top
bar to get to the Alchemy section and
go to town. It'll allow you to request
an item, with the opportunity to
specify materials, colours and sizes.
Most crafters are more than happy
to customize their wares if you give
"A white American Apparel deep V-neck?
How original. It'll match the other three you
got me for our last anniversary, our subsequent break-up and that time I took you
back! I'll keep it in my hope chest!"
them enough time. If you order your
special something in November they
can personalize, wrap and ship your
item in time for the big exchange.
Nothing cheers up
your winter like being
forced to spend $15
on Duane from payroll that you hate with
all of your heart and
Let's face it, sometimes you want to
be a Scrooge. Nothing cheers up your
winter like being forced to spend
$ 15 on Duane from payroll that you
hate with all of your heart and soul.
You don't like him, he doesn't like
you, but your office manager wants
everyone filled with holiday cheer.
Enter Regretsy: it's safer than spiking
the eggnog with ex-lax.
Regretsy is the hot new blog
sweeping the blogosphere. Their
writers scour Etsy for things that really should not exist. Think of them
as LOLCrafts. Whether the artist
works in acrylic, polymer clays, glitter or ejaculate, these bloggers do
not discriminate with their skewers.
They'll give you tips to buy a hand-
knit plug rug for your PMS-ing sister,
a questionable Jackson-Pollock inspired canvas for your promiscuous
bud or a "self-portrait" foryour classmate who really loves her vagina. It
may take some hard searching, but
you're sure to find a gift rife with hidden meanings—or at least a sexual
harassment charge, tl
Circle Craft <? the Vancouver
Convention Centre, Nov 11-15, $8
student entry
Britannia Holiday Market <? Britannia Secondary School, Nov
Make It Vancouver <? the Croatian Cultural Centre, Nov 20-22,
$5 entry
Fab Fair <? the Heritage Hall, Nov
21-22, $2 entry
Dunbar Craft Fair <? Dunbar
Community Centre, Nov 28, $3
Portabello West <? the Rocky
Mountaineer Station, Nov 28-
29, $2 entry
Urban Artisan Craft Fair <? the
Roundhouse Arts & Recreation
Centre, Nov 28-29
Women's Winter Faire <? the
Heritage Hall, Nov 28-29, $3-5
Blim Community Market <? the
Cambrian Hall, Nov 29, entry
by donation
Deck the Hall Xmas Craft Fair <?
the Heritage Hall, Dec 5-6
Cot Craft (p the Royal Canadian
Legion, Dec 6, $2 entry
Shiny Fuzzy Muddy Show 10 <?
the Heritage Hall, Dec 12-13
Women's Winter Faire <? the
Heritage Hall, Dec 19-20, $3-5
Paper Heart
Oh, Michael Cera. What is it that
makes bashful teenagers write blog
entry after blog entry about you? Yes,
you are quite endearing and yes, you
do pluck at our heartstrings a little,
but enough is enough. Actors aren't
supposed to play the same character
in every film they appear in.
Paper Heart is not exactly about
Cera. It is about Charlyne Yi, a stand-
up comic and actor best known for
her role as the stoned Asian girlfriend in Knocked Up. Yi co-wrote
and executive produced this "hybrid
documentary" about falling in love.
The film follows a fictionalized
version of herself as a love skeptic,
which leads her on a world-wide
adventure to make a documentary
about what love truly is. Along the
way, we encounter some of her
famous friends such as Seth Rogen,
Demetri Martin and (of course) Michael Cera.
As the documentary develops, fiction and non-fiction begin to blur as
Yi begins an onscreen relationship
with Cera. When Cera and Yi meet
in the early stages of the film, Cera
begins aggressive and flirtatious
advances (well, for him, anyways),
sending Yi into a shy retreat. Despite
this, Cera is still the same lanky
"nice" boy we've seen in Superbad,
Juno, Nick and...well, pretty much
every film he's ever made.
Despite Cera's unwanted presence in the film, Yi's interaction
with him does make Paper Heart
adorable. The allure ofthe film is Yi's
quiet, subtle comedy and the way
she interacts with all the players in
her story. She even creates hilarious
puppet shows which are sprinkled
throughout the film to introduce
each chapter. She makes audiences
giggle awkwardly and scratch their
heads with explosive yelps and adorable love songs about "wrapping
your long arms around me." In one
scene, Yi argues with children about
what love is. "Love is when you take
someone to Applebee's and you buy
'em hot wings!" say the clever children. If only.
Yi is honest, wonderful, strange
and peculiar and it is through
her eyes that we experience the
awkwardness of first love all over
again, tl
Paper Heart is playing at 7pm in
The Norm on November 11, 12,
14 and 15. Tickets are $4 or $2 for
FilmSoc members. 6/UBYSSEY.CA/CULTURE/2009.11.09
Se Souvenir de Vancouver
Peter Holmes photographs tourists at tourist traps
Se Souvenir de Vancouver, a new
show at the Toast Collective, features
a collection of images by UBC Pho-
tosoc Studio Manager Peter Holmes
that consider the so-called "tokeniza-
tion of human experience."
Holmes illustrates this concept
with a series of pieces focusing, ironically, on the photography of tourist
spots around Vancouver. Using a
pinhole lens, he has captured day-
to-day scenes of Vancouver tourists
snapping shots of the oft-advertised
points of interest many Vancouverites are familiar with. Subjects include
the totem poles in Stanley Park and,
of course, the Gastown steam clock.
Holmes succeeds in evoking a
sense of reminiscence, visually.
Looking at images, the viewer essentially experiences a recollection
of a memory. Holmes' photos demonstrate how we, as humans, tend to
reduce entire concepts and sensory
experiences into dim suggestions the
past. The works lead us to question
the very notion of image-taking. Each
suggests that human experience is a
commodity; we use cameras to collect experiences, and at a later date
we may produce the photo as proof
that it occurred.
The exhibition's iconoclastic tone
is fascinating. Each image presents
a popular tourist scene, but Holmes
has taken care to focus on the photo
takers (who themselves remain quite
indistinct), rather than the object of
tourist interest itself. Making the
subject ofthe photo taker, combined
with the blurriness of the composition, lends the original subject a
sense of meaninglessness. The images imply a sense of distance; we
are drawn away from any potential
spectacle we may have experienced
due to the aesthetic or historical nature of the original subject, and left
only with a glimpse into the endless
reproduction of an item of apparent
This is a popular theme in contemporary art (the works are very reminiscent of esteemed contemporary
painter Gerhard Richter) and it is difficult to say that Holmes has offered
any sort of fresh perspective on the
subject. But the handling of subjects
that are relevant to us Vancouverites
does offer a local commentary on
this "tokenization."
While the exhibition is small, arty
types may still want to check it out
since the gallery is one of the few
which remains unaffected after the
harsh cuts in BC arts funding. It's
privately funded, and regularly hosts
work by a small band of local talent.
At least go for the hipster-kitsch—it's
so rad, there isn't even a sign on the
frontdoor. tl
Se Souvenir de Vancouver runs from
Friday, November 6 to Monday, November 23 at the Toast Collective, on
648 Kingsway.
Looking at images, the viewer essentially
experiences a recollection of a memory.
Holmes' photos demonstrate how we, as
humans, tend to reduce entire concepts and
sensory experiences into dim suggestions of
the past.
Twitpics have nothing on these candid shots, courtesy of peter holmes
Going drag for Cantonese opera
Renowned performer Aw-Yeong to lecture at UBC
War. Politics. Morality. Love. Desire.
Martial arts. Cross dressing. Could
this be opera? For one day only,
renowned performer Wilfred Aw-
Yeong Peng Mun will lecture on
and demonstrate the art of female
impersonation in Cantonese opera
at the Dorothy Somerset Studio
Theatre, courtesy of UBC Theatre.
This style of opera has enjoyed
immense success since the late
thirteenth century. Despite being rooted in tradition, modern
themes are easily adapted to the
framework of Cantonese opera.
Accompanied by traditional Chinese wind, string and percussion
instruments, actors in Cantonese
opera are recognised by their
falsettos (boy, are they ever), distinctive robes, elaborate feathered
headpieces and juxtaposition of
red and white makeup centred on
the eyes, cheeks and nose. Male
characters tend to be scholars,
warriors, or centres of wisdom,
while female characters tend to be
literary beauties, warriors (princesses too, sometimes), or centres
of virtue.
Regardless of age, males performed both male and female roles,
much like Elizabethan theatre. It was
not until the 20th century that female
actors were permitted to form legitimate theatre troupes. All of these
groups soon faced unprecedented
challenges. The introduction of cinema, increases in commercialization
and the innovation of television had
a profound impact on Chinese theatre. Some performance elements
requiring particular skills vanished
from Cantonese opera stages all
Aw-Yeong is a rare talent in modern Cantonese opera as a nandan, or
a male actor performing a specific female role. With the tutelage of opera
master Hong Xian (a formidable actress in her own right) firmly tucked
within his performance sleeves,
Aw-Yeong's has continued to develop
a distinguished career as the qingyi,
or woman of virtue, for more than
20 years. He has receiving critical
acclaim for stage performances
such as Zhaojun Crosses The Border,
Thrashing the Sea God and The Willful
Princess. Another of Aw-Yeong's distinctions includes becoming the first
featured performer of the Chinese
Opera Society's Young Opera Artists
Series in Singapore.
Opera is more than fat ladies, high
towers and doomed romancers wailing about a mad, mad love. Performing female characters competently
and artfully requires detail, commitment, dexterity and style. This
Tuesday, November 10, come out
and watch the recovery and careful
reconstruction of Cantonese opera's
lost art forms revived through Aw-
Yeong's expertise, tl
The Art of Female Impersonation in
Cantonese Opera lecture commences
on Tuesday, November 10, at lpm in
the Dorothy Somerset Studio Theatre.
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The Steampunk
Symposium at The Fall
On Friday, November 6, a few hundred waist-coated women and mustachioed men took a break from the
standard bustle of Downtown Vancouver and fell into The Fall, a two-
level artists' space at 644 Seymour
Street with a retail store and art
gallery on the first level, and a tattoo
and body piercing studio upstairs.
Leaving cars and city busses careening through puddles and snorting
along busy sidewalks behind, these
fancy people took off to a time and
place that no form of transportation
trundling along Seymour could take
The Fall served as the backdrop
for the Steampunk Symposium, an
event of art, fashion and music in
the style of steampunk, a sci-fi subculture that imagines what the world
would be like if people still subscribed to steam as the main source
of machine power.
"I think a lot of it pertains to quality, the fact that a lot of stuff back in
that time was made well, was made
durable. The steampunk movement
kind of stems from the utilitarian
ideal," said Shwa Keirstead of The
Fall, who curated the event.
The artwork that adorned the
walls of The Fall's first floor made
use of odds and ends that would
otherwise be left to collect dust in the
back of a discount store, and local
artists exhibited works that onlookers could pick up and play with.
The front and centre of an expansive fresco featured a peep hole,
through which those curious enough
could marvel at what looked like the
magnified inner-workings of a mad
scientist's machine. A few dark and
seductive steampunk works down
from the 'looking glass," symposium-goers could admire a steam-
punk's take on a rabbit, with wire for
whiskers and gears for hind legs. As
one exhibitor wryly put it, "You can
bet thatyou won't be seeing this kind
of design in your next DWR [Design
Within Reach] catalogue."
Apart from the works of local artists lining the walls, the look of the
steampunks themselves was a work
of art in its own right. The homemade
costumes were a mad mash-up between Victoria-era elegance and punk
attitude; corsets clashed with coils,
and top hats loomed over tattoos.
For Tommy Wlasichuk, an Industrial Design student at Emily
Carr and the creator of VSteam, a
group established this summer for
the growing steampunk culture in
Vancouver, steampunk's divergence
from the norm is what the subculture is all about. "Back then before
things were mass-produced, everything would be beautiful. They would
spend ridiculous amounts of time
on tiny details, when today we just
stamp them out of sheet metal."
Although Wlasichuk, (aka the Evil
Overlord of Steam) admits that the industry today moves too fast for steam
power to be viable, he believes that
the steampunk aesthetic and lifestyle
is worth fighting for. "There's just so
many things that we're missing in
not having the hand-crafted things
anymore. It's nice today that everyone can have a television, but if the
television had been designed in the
Victorian times it'd be so much more
beautiful, it wouldn't just be a black
A self-professed mechanical
steampunk, Wlasichuk designed a
steam-powered bicycle as part of his
industrial design program. "I go to
school for an industrial design degree,
I intend to have an industrial design
company, I will die fighting to get this
stuff out there," he said. "You can always change things, right?"
In the meantime, he and the
VSteam steampunks are just looking
to have a good time.
Between a movie night featuring
the original Time Machine, to a tea
and champagne at the Fairmont,
to the Steampunk Expedition in
Victoria in May, there will be lots of
opportunity for costumed punks to
roam Vancouver, enjoying unique
art, craft and forgotten inventions.
Even if they have to make it all up. va 2009.11.09/UBYSSEY.CA/NATIONAL/7
Mental health
and university students
A study conducted across 70 universities and 26,000 students found that:
• 15 per cent of  students have seriously considered attempting suicide
• 5 per cent of students have made a serious attempt on their lives
• The most common stated reason for suicidal thoughts was wanting an escape from emotional or physical pain,
followed by romantic problems, the desire to end their life and finally academic issues
College years are high-risk for mental disorders
Lack of social support and removal from family increase illness risk
CUP Central Bureau Chief
WINNIPEG (CUP)-At a time in life
when mental disorders are most likely
to strike, university students are being
encouraged by experts in the mental
health field to talk more openly and
honestly about how they are feeling
to reduce stigma and increase awareness of mental illness and the importance of positive mental health.
The Canadian Mental Health Association cites suicide as one of the
leading causes of death amongst
Canadian 15-24 years of age, second
only to accidents. The youth suicide
rate in Canada is the third-highest in
the industrialized world.
These statistics are familiar to Dr
Stanley Kutcher, professor of psychiatry, the Sun Life Financial chair in
adolescent mental health at Dalhousie
University and an expert in the area of
adolescent mental health.
According to Kutcher, mental disorders are the most common medical
illnesses for young people and that
70 per cent of mental illnesses begin
before the age of 25.
"The college years are the years in
a person's life when they are at high
est risk for developing a major mental
disorder, simply because that's when
[mental disorders] happen," said
"The age that students are heading
off to university or heading off to college are exactly those years when mental illnesses strike. [College students]
are more vulnerable because they are
outside their usual social supports and
away from their families," he said.
Kutcher said that at university, students are more likely to be faced with
lifestyles of partying, heavy drinking
and little sleep that can make them
more vulnerable to mental illness.
Tracey Peter, an assistant professor
of sociology at the University of Manitoba (U of M), echoed that there are
dangers to mental health that are introduced with the typical student lifestyle.
"I think there is a fine line between
engaging in typical student behaviour
ancL.where all of a sudden it starts
having an impact on mental health
and well being."
Peter recently conducted a study on
first-year Sociology students at the U of
M with a survey of questions related to
mental health and well-being.
According to Peter, there are a
small numbers of students who aren't
doing so well—or languishing—and
small numbers who are on top of their
game—or flourishing—in terms of
their well-being, while most she said
are somewhere in the middle.
"Most students are what is called
moderately healthy. They are not
really languishing but they are not really flourishing either. They're doing
okay" said Peter.
Peter said her work challenges
the idea that if you're not ill, you're
healthy. She said that instead, she likes
to think of mental illness and mental
health as two separate issues.
"You can't just look at key indicators
of mental illness and if you don't have
that, think all of the sudden you're
healthy," said Peter,
"Obviously people who are high on
mental illness are going to be [generally] low on mental health, but it is
possible that someone could be high
on mental illness and high on mental
health....If [someone with a mental
illness] has a good support network,
they can have some really good psychological well-being [and] they can
According to Peter, students can
improve their mental health by increasing their social connections and
have an overall awareness of how
they're feeling.
'"Do I like myself? Do I feel good
about myself? What don't I like about
myself?' and asking those really important questions. The reality is that
most of those questions you ask are
things that you can change," said
David Ness, a professor and student counselor at the U of M, said his
counseling office sees students daily
for mental health related issues.
In fact his office, like those at many
"The age that students are heading off to university or heading off to college are exactly those years
when the mental illnesses strike."
—Stanley Kutcher,
Dalhousie University Psychiatry Professor
Canadian universities, sometimes has
trouble keeping up with the demand.
"We are usually full during drop-ins
on a daily basis. Unfortunately, it is
sometimes challenging for students to
get in and see us but we do our best."
Ness said the range of difficulties
from students would be everything
expected at any therapy service.
"We get students presenting with
anxiety and depression, histories of
trauma and abuse, people with serious thought difficulties, stress and
relationship issues."
Peter said that students are no different than anyone else when it comes
to mental health issues.
"I think students are expected to
have it all together and the reality is
that a lot of students are flourishing,
some students are completely falling
apart and most students are somewhere in the middle," she said. "Some
days they are flourishing, some days
they are languishing and it's important to acknowledge that."
She stressed open and honest discussion about mental health.
"That's the only way that we are
going to reduce stigma and increase
awareness because of all us are affected in some way by it." tl 8/UBYSSEY.CA/SPORTS/2009.11.09
WIN, 6-0
WIN, 27-0
Fifth place for women's rugby
Though UBC may not have won the
championship, champagne was
brought out following the women's
rugby team's final game of the season on Sunday.
Hosting the CIS Championships
was a mixed bag for the T-Birds
this weekend, as the girls lost both
of their Friday games, eliminating
themselves from medal play. However, they rebounded with a 27-0
victory against Western in Sunday's
fifth place game.
UBC's first game on Friday saw
them facing the No. 2 ranked StFX
University. The X-Men had troubles
with UBC's defence but managed to
control the game, eventually winning
In the first half the weather was
horrendous, the rain was coming
down hard, and the fields were
turning into mud pools. The end
result was a defensive struggle, with
neither team scoring until StFX managed to make a kick for points for a
3-0 lead.
As the half came to a close, UBC
found themselves once again stuck
deep in their own end. After an
intensive goal line stand, the Birds
conceded a penalty try, and went into
the half down 10-0. The second half
produced more of the same results,
as the girls stood strong on defence,
but were unable to get the ball rolling
"As a coach you never want to
blame anything on the weather, but
we like to play a wide open expansive
game of rugby. We have a strong
backline who can produce offensive
opportunities, but when it's this wet
and the ball is muddy its hard to let
those girls make plays," said head
coach Lesley McKenzie.
Little more than an hour later,
UBC took the pitch again, this time
against    the    Guelph    Gryphons.
The weather had cleared up, and
so did the T-Birds' play, as the girls
continued to play strong defence,
but unlike the previous game, did
not get stuck in their own end. They
managed to control territory and ball
possession. Centres Radhajain and
Maggie Ritchie were able to get the
ball, move it through the hands or
crash it up, consistently gaining good
Unfortunately in the second half
UBC's stingy defence made one
single mistake. UBC turned the
ball over on their line out, and then
Guelph swung the ball wide, quickly
moved the ball back the other way,
found that they had an overlap, and
their winger burned 60 metres down
the sideline for a try. It was the only
points scored all day, and UBC eventually lost the contest 5-0.
Following the game McKenzie was
upset over the loss, but proud of her
girls. "Other than that one score we
won that game. We dominated on
defence, our offence played well, and
we kept the ball in their end for the
majority ofthe game," she said. "Our
girls played with a lot of heart and
it's upsetting for them, and me, that
we are not advancing to the semis.
With the way we played I feel like we
deserved to."
However, in their final game of
the year, the T-Birds rebounded with
a blowout victory against Western to
finish in fifth place. UBC was led by
All-Canadian Radha Jain, who had
a three-try performance. After the
game, with the season over and her
players enjoying the sweet taste of
victory, McKenzie was happy that
her team proved they were a team of
national caliber.
"We had a choice between being
happy to just be here as hosts and
come in sixth as we were seeded, or
proving that we actually deserved to
be here," she said, adding, "we were
able to put some points up today to
show our strength." vl
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Western in Sunday's fifth place matchup,
eventually winning 27-0.
top, bottom right: Scenes from Saturday's semifinal match between Concordia and St Francis Xavier, eventually
won bySt. FX 13-8.
On Saturday, the flat-footed Thunderbirds rugby team lost to Meraloma
17-5 in BC Spray League action.
"We didn't come out strong in the
first half, but we finished the [game]
strong. A few key players got injured,
which dwindled the starting core
down further... [Meraloma] wanted it
more," UBC player Nick Waggot said.
About a half-dozen of UBC's starters were unable to dress for the
game, and the changes showed, as
Meraloma jumped out to a 17-0
lead. But before the the end of the
first, UBC's Ben Jones managed to
score a try, picking up a loose ball
from a ruck before stampeding into
the end zone.
The second-half saw the T-Birds
go toe-to-toe with Meraloma, but
dropped passes and missed tackles
took their toll. "For the first 20 minutes, we were not there—we weren't
involved. We came to life in the last
15 minutes [of the first half]. The
boys tried hard in the second half,
but we lost because our skill set: ball
handling, kicking. That let us down. I
don't think they came ready to play,"
men's head-coach Spencer McTavish
Neither team scored, which only
helped to ignite tempers. Fists were
thrown. A few blatantly illegal tackles
were dished out. A Meraloma player
was sin-binned for a tackle on Wag-
got, who had his nose broken. "I'm a
little rattled, right now," Waggot said
after the game. But all in all, it was
just another rugby game.
—Ian Turner
The UBC Women's basketball team
almost upset the No. 1 ranked SFU
Clan on Saturday night, leading by
two points after three quarters before eventually losing 67-59.
"We just weren't able to make
that push and SFU was able to do
it...I think we need to tighten up and
we just lost it in the fourth quarter,"
said UBC point guard Devan Lisson
after the game. "We just didn't have
anyone take over on offence, and got
After three quarters, UBC led
44-42 and were tied with SFU at 52
with less than four minutes left in
the game, and it seemed as though
SFU's 37-game winning streak,
which started in October of 2008,
may come to an end. However, led by
national team player Laurelle Weigl
(14 points and 6 rebounds), the Clan
went on 9-1 run to pull away.
UBC was led by Alex Vieweg, who
had 15 points, eight rebounds and
six steals. Devan Lisson, Lia St Pierre
and Zara Huntley also hit double digits in points for the T-Birds, whose record is now 1 -1 in the young Canada
West season, tl 2009.11.09/UBYSSEY.CA/SPORTS/9
Soccer: women advance, men go home
Mens team
fails to make
nationals for
second year in
a row
After a weekend of playoff action in
Canada West soccer, one UBC team
is advancing to the national championships, and one has seen their
season abruptly end.
The women's team advanced to
the CIS Championships with a 1-0
victory over the UVic Vikes in the
Canada West semifinal, before losing to the defending CIS champion
Trinity Western Spartans 1-0 in the
conference final.
Against their island rivals, rookie
forward Janine Frazao scored her
team-leading 11th goal of the season
in the third minute of the match—
and the goal would hold up, as Jaclyn
Dunnett recorded her team-leading
ninth shutout ofthe season.
The victory put UBC into the
CIS championships, to be held
next weekend in Toronto for the
first time since 2007. UBC last
won the national championships
in 2006.
The weekend was not as successful for the men's team. Though they
were at home, the top seed in the
tournament, having seven straight
home games—shutting out the opposition in each one—the T-Birds lost
their semifinal game to the Alberta
Golden Bears 1-0 at Thunderbird
above: UBC goalie Nikolai Matni makes the save, gerald deo photo/the ubyssey
\et. UBC and TWU fight for the ball in Saturday's final, courtesy of twu aihlhics
Milan Timotijevic scored the only
goal of the game in the 11th minute
with a top corner strike from just
inside the penalty box. From there,
Alberta played an effective defensive
game, limiting UBC to just two direct
shots on net.
While UBC had ample momentum and scoring opportunities in the
second half, chances for a comeback
were dampened when T-Bird Tyson
Keam was given a red card in the 7 7th
minute for a dangerous tackle.
"Obviously the result is hugely
disappointing. We just didn't have a
really strong performance today with
some guys off. It wasn't a complete
performance," said UBC head coach
Mike Mosher, as his team failed to
make the CIS Championships for
a second straight year. "It's disappointing to do it in one of the biggest
games of the year. We knew coming
in whether you were first or fourth,
anybody can beat anybody once you
get to the playoffs and it just wasn't
our day."
However, the T-Birds ended a disappointing weekend on a high note,
as they defeated their rivals from
Trinity Western 3-1 in the bronze
medal game Saturday. Joey Lorath,
Ashley Ankiewicz and Greg Smith
scored the goals for UBC, which will
miss the nationals for the second
season in a row.
"This is always a hard game to
play in but at least we can feel a bit
better about ourselves having won
it," said Mosher after the game. "I
thought some of the guys did a good
job bouncing back and we had some
okay performances today It's a small
consolation, but it's something." tl
T-Birds mauled by Golden Bears over weekend
UBC losing streak hits four games
Golden Bears are one of the most
carnivorous members of the bear
family. They love the kill. Seal is the
bear's favourite meal choice, but
arctic fox, fish, whales, musk ox and
walrus are also on the menu. This
weekend another animal fell prey to
the Golden Bear's voracious appetite:
the Thunderbird.
The UBC Thunderbirds (3-4-1)
Men's hockey team took on the
University of Alberta Golden Bears
(8-1-1) this weekend in a Canada
West Conference rival matchup, and
they never had a chance, losing Friday's game 6-2 and Saturday's 8-1.
"We played hard," said Clayton
Bauer, who sat out the game with
the flu. "We just didn't execute our
The Thunderbirds were coming
off double losses against the Lethbridge Pronghorns and were hoping
to make a strong comeback against
the Golden Bears, who are proving to
be the team to beat.
The T-Birds have been hit hard by
the flu, causing many of the players
to play at less than 100 per cent.
"It's taken a couple ofthe guys out
of the line-up," said Bauer. He hopes
to be back on the ice to get ready for
the Thunderbirds' next series this
"Hopefully we will have a full team
by next week."
But head coach Milan Dragicevic
didn't use that as excuse following
Friday night's loss.
"We've got to play for 60 minutes,"
he said. "We executed the game plan
perfectly for a little more than half
the game and they were on their
heels. But we can't just outplay a
team for half the game. We didn't
score when we had our opportunities
and that was it. That was the game."
One thing is for certain, the
Thunderbirds have to practice their
special teams if they want to win.
Both Friday and Saturday night the
Thunderbirds took undisciplined
penalties and had failed power play
opportunities, which proved to be
the difference. The Golden Bears
were given more than 15 man-
advantages over the series, which
lead to momentum-crushing goals
against the Thunderbirds.
As emotions and frustrations
began to build for the T-Birds, they
were slapped with misconducts and
Friday night, John Flatters received a major for tripping from behind and a game misconduct. Matt
Pepe also received a ten-minute
misconduct the same day. He then
decided to follow that up with an encore performance on Saturday, when
he was involved in a goal-crease
scrum that ended with ten-minute
misconduct, plus a game.
"You can't call a game on reffing,"
said Bauer. "They were up and down
calls that didn't seem to go in our
Boos echoed loud and clear from
the stands. One fan got up, pulling
her frazzled hair, before yelling, "I'm
so frustrated. This is disgusting. It's
Frustrations continued to show on
the ice all night. The Thunderbirds
were victims of their own give-aways,
clumsy line changes and retaliatory
"We just have to make sure everyone practices and prepares for
the next team," said Bauer. "It's just
practice before we head out to Calgary." tJ
T-Bird goalie Francois Thuot was
pulled both nights after the defence failed to stop the Golden
Bear's attack...T-Bird goals were
scored by Dalton Pajak, Justin
McCrae, and Matthew Schneider...
The Golden Bears scored five
unanswered goals Saturday night
and outshot the Thunderbirds
above right: UBC goalie Francois Thuot was down and out all weekend against
Alberta, and was pulled in both games, gerald deo photos/the ubyssey 10/UBYSSEY.CA/GAMES/2009.11.09
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Protest the $17 million cut to student aid programs.
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November 12 - 26
Support CiTR by attending the many events planned
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Between Nov. 16-27, CiTR will have two old school
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at the Pit Pub on Thursday, November 12th. Send your
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Do you love hats? Did you love them
enough? What do you think about the
Granville strip redesign? Got an opinion
about anything at all? We want to know.
Write us at feedback@ubyssey.ca.
Cherished Readership,
Damn, it's cold out there. The Too
Sexy house has been huddled under
blankets for the past few days, eating
cookies, drinking tea and trying to
avoid going outside. But your hearts
are warm, gentle readers, and we
bask in the cordiality of your regard.
Thank you for sharing your stories
with us. It's been a slice so far.
On that note, let's get to this issue's letter.
Too Sexy,
For the past few months I've been
involved in a casual relationship
with a man. It was great for a while,
but lately I just haven't been feeling
it. I'm ready to move on. We talked
about it, and quite predictably he
was angry that I didn't want to have
sex with him anymore. To be polite
I suggested that if he was open to it
we could remain friends, but that I
wasn't going to push anything. He
declined, and I'm fine with that. I'm
just a bit confused: When he rejected
my offer to be friends, he pointed out
that our relationship was solely about
sex. It would seem we're on the same
page. But at the same time, he's very
angry with me, and he's acting as
though I'm committing some great
emotional betrayal by ending it.
As far as I'm concerned, if he really understands that the relationship
was just about sex, there's no room
to expect an emotional commitment
from me. Have I actually done something wrong though, or is he wanting
to have his cake and eat it too? Do I
chalk it up to anger, or is there something I'm missing?
—Friendly Understanding of Consanguinity Killed By Unexpected Dire
Displeasure, Yo.
Hi FUCKBUDDY, and thanks foryour
letter. Okay, so there are a couple of
things at work here.
The first is simple. Rejection
hurts, FUCKBUDDY, regardless of
the grounds of that rejection. We
don't think you've done anything
wrong here, but that doesn't mean
you shouldn't expect to face acute
disapprobation from your former
bedfellow. Quite the opposite, in fact.
Specifically, we think that given the
nature of your relationship with this
guy, you're likely to see more immediate, short-term anger and hurt, not
less, and here's why:
Although you're correct in your assumption that there would be more
emotional turf at stake if this were
a committed relationship you were
ending, oftentimes it's also much
easier to couch emotional breakups
in more non-threatening, self-blaming terms. Hence the ubiquity of the
"It's not you, it's me" and "I wish it
could have worked out, but we're just
incompatible" defences. Talk about
taking the fifth.
In this case, your reason for
breaking it off is undeniable: you're
bored, "not feeling it," and ready to
ditch this guy in favour of fresh meat.
There's nothing wrong with that;
it happens a lot, and it's great that
you were honest about it. But it does
make one thing painfully apparent,
FUCKBUDDY, and that one thing is
that you don't find him exciting and
attractive in the way you once did.
That's upsetting in any context, and it
doesn't give you the self-blaming out
that many emotional relationship-
enders can use to soften the blow.
Also, sex tends to be a pretty emotionally-charged thing, and has ties
to feelings of self-worth and acceptance for a lot of people. Thus, even
purely sexual relationships that leave
romantic love out of the game have
a lot of other emotions tied up in
them; pride being chief among these.
Plus, even friend sex has emotional
implications of basic trust and warm
regard, and he may feel he's lost
these. Long story short: You've hurt
his pride, and he's bound to take it
personally. Don't underestimate the
severity of that kick in the nuts.
If your arrangement was nonexclusive (which we're assuming
it probably was), and allowed for
having sex and/or starting relationships with other people, it may seem
to him as though there's no good
reason for you to break it off. Let's
be clear, FUCKBUDDY. You've done
the responsible thing in ceasing the
no-strings sexfest. You've refused to
continue behaving as though you're
into him when you really aren't. That
takes commendable integrity. But it
also makes it really clear that your
lack of continued interest in him is
the sole cause of your breakup.
The reality is that you're turning
down NSA (no-strings-attached) sex
with him in favour of no sex at all.
Since people tend to assume that
NSA sex is an unequivocal good,
that's probably left him wondering
if there's something wrong with
him such that you'd rather be alone
than continue to sleep with him. Especially since your relationship was
low-cost (i.e. non-exclusive, emotionally uncommitted), he may feel that
you must have a really compelling
reason for wanting it to end. In the
absence of other explanations, he's
likely to assume that it's because you
suddenly find him really unappealing, and that's a bummer.
On the bright side, FUCKBUDDY,
while you may have hurt this guy's
pride and feelings, we think it's
extremely unlikely you've offended
his heart. That's good news, since
it means he'll recover quickly.
Rest assured, you've done nothing
That's a wrap, ducklings. Remember to send love notes and hate mail
alike to toosexy©ubyssey.ca. tl
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A sad day for hats
It was a shining beacon, usually glimpsed in passing as a B-Line or N17
rolled by; bearing nothing more than three words and one pictogram. And
now it is gone.
I Love Hats beckoned to passersby. Glowing with more than the light of its
neon tubes, it signaled nothing more than the simple and constant affection
that a haberdasher carries for their products and customers. It was a fixture
for commuter students taking the 99 to or from campus just as much as it
was to res rats stumbling home after a night out on the town.
Conveniently located at one of the busiest intersections in Vancouver,
some have stood under its gently buzzing awning and idly speculated on
how well it would do anywhere else in town. Some have thought what would
happen when the Canada Line shifted pedestrian traffic eastward to Cambie.
Most have looked at it and thought "Hey, those hats are cool. I should go in
there. Someday."
Regular commuters who remember to look out the windows (admittedly
it's fewer of us thanwe'dlike to admit) noticed that the display window went
from full of hats-the beloved kind, presumably-to a "CLOSED FOR INVENTORY" sign in the window. Then, a trio of legal notices informing business
owner and passerby alike that the business had defaulted on its rent payments. Leaving aside the question of what exactly qualifies as chattel these
days, we're left wondering what happened, and faced with nothing more
than angry notices and the sad spectre of a neon sign that will glow no more.
There are many reasons for its demise. Traffic patterns changed, spending habits shifted, and culture continues to informalize fashion, but maybe
there's a simpler reason.
Perhaps we just didn't love hats enough, tl
Granville redesign hardly matters
"If you can develop and design streets so that they are wonderful, fulfilling
places to be—community building places, attractive for all people—then we
will have successfully designed about one-third of the city."
So says the Allan Jacobs quote you'll be greeted with if you go to
the homepage of the Granville Street Redesign Project, which reaches
completion this month. Now that the Granville Mall has been repaved
and planted with trees, right in time for the Olympics, has it transformed
into a flourishing centre of community involvement and civic pride? Of
course not; it's the same old shopping and clubbing district, just a bit
polished up. You'd find more community cultivating at the bottom of a
yogurt container.
Granville isn't a place to hold inclusive events, nor is it woven from a
rich tapestry of people from different backgrounds. It's woven from a collection of business interests. It's a place with stores, both large and high-
end, with a smattering of fast food joints and "Irish" pubs. It's a place
pumping house at $ 10 a head, where you and your bros can chase after
girls with exposed thongs and tramp stamps. It's a place where medium-
scale plays and concerts are performed. But most importantly, it's a place
where you break out your wallet and spend big bucks.
Not everything about the redesign is bad. It's great news that
they tried to retool the street as pedestrian-oriented; very few use
cars downtown anymore. But when the $20 million redesign facelift
began, the city wasn't thinking about civic pride or an inclusive community. There was a run-down entertainment district filled with porn
shops, and they thought they could raise property values. The porn
shops are still there, God bless them, but districts that actually promote community in Vancouver don't mean a thing to the city. If you
want community, build it yourself. It's at best unnoticed and at worst
opposed by the city.
As if City Hall ever thought we'd all join hands and start singing along
Granville once it had some trees and restricted motor traffic, vl 


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